MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger has been a partner for years, providing financial support for our advocacy efforts.
Smith’s Food & Drug became a Community Partner in 2010. NMAFB received a large grant from the State of New Mexico to purchase food. Smith’s worked with NMAFB to purchase large quantities of food at their cost and assisted with the acquisition and delivery of more than 12 truckloads of food.
The State of New Mexico has always partnered with NMAFB on the TEFAP program and the Fresh Produce Initiative. In 2010, the state also gave a grant of unspent stimulus funds totaling $950,000 to help New Mexico food banks acquire more food and pay for the fuel to deliver that food across the entire state. That grant resulted in more than 1.5 million pounds of food which will be distributed in 2011.
Walmart worked with NMAFB in 2010 by providing a $100,000 grant to help purchase fresh produce for our member food banks. In addition, NMAFB was the recipient of the Associates Choice Grant for 2010 which resulted in another $100,000 for the Fresh Produce Initiative. That funding is more important than ever as we face rising produce and fuel costs.
These generous partners allow us to continue to expand our efforts to provide access to fresh, healthy food for New Mexicans in need. To learn more about how you can partner in this important mission, please contact us.